Blushes, creams and glistening golds set the tone for the glamorous winter wedding. Winter berries and golden succulents trimmed in evergreen leaves adorned the bride’s bouquet and set the inspiration for the day. Each maid handpick her own dress and each dress incorporated the metallic inspiration for the wedding creating a subtle, but unique unity amongst them. Not only was their wedding inspiration distinctive, but Ethan wanted to start their marriage off by being socially responsible and nothing but a ring from Brilliant Earth would do. Surrounded by friends and family, the two solidified their union with a beautiful worship service as they sent up beautiful melodies to God. Enjoy these gorgeous photos by our favorites Love Tree Studios!
Q&A with the Bride, Kerrigan:
How did you and Ethan meet?
Ethan & I met in college our freshman year. We lived in the same dorm, and hung around the same circles. We were also involved in a campus organization together. Eventually a year later, he worked up the courage and asked me on a date. We started spending all of our time together – we studied at the library, climbed trees around campus, and just became each other’s best friends.
How and when did Ethan propose?
Ethan proposed to me in June 2014. He was in St. Louis for the summer and surprised me by driving into town. We went on a walk down by one of our favorite hang-outs, and then he got down on one knee and proposed. We had always been intentional about marriage as an end-goal for our dating relationship. It was so exciting to make it official that we would spend the rest of our lives together!
How long were you dating before he proposed? Then engaged before married?
We dated for over two years before he proposed. We were engaged for a little over six months before we got married. It seems like a short engagement, but it was the perfect timing for us. We wanted to remain focused on the marriage, and remember the wedding day was just a celebration of the beginning of our lives together.
What was your inspiration for the wedding?
I was inspired by the winter season for the wedding. When I think of winter, I think of white, gold and glistening. I knew focusing on winter colors and metallics would help narrow down my ideas for the wedding decorations. I didn’t want snowflakes or anything obviously “cold” or “Christmas,” especially since our wedding was post-holidays. A friend helped me come up with the ideas for winter berries. I thought that was the perfect small detail to tie in the season.
How did you decide on your colors, flowers, and overall theme?
The decorative detail I will always remember about my wedding day is hands down the flowers. My florist did such a stunning job making the white winter wedding a reality. When I saw my bridal bouquet the morning of my wedding, it hit me that it was my wedding day!
When all was said and done, what were a few of your favorite details?
The other detail I loved about the wedding was all of my bridesmaid’s and personal attendant’s dresses. They all found their dresses individually, and I loved that each fit their personality. When it all came together, the metallics looked better than I could have imagined together! They were beautiful.
What memory stands out to you the most about your day?
I will always, always treasure seeing my husband as I walked down the aisle on our wedding day.
How did you choose your venue?
We found the venue online. After touring the facilities we knew it was perfect for us. The chapel has stadium seating all around the altar and is a very intimate setting. The ballroom was just a short walk away for our guests, and has beautiful tall windows and hardwood floors. Perfect for dancing! We felt very lucky to have those venues for our day.
Anything else special we need to know about the day?
It was just a lovely, smooth, beautiful worship and celebration of God’s love for us!
VENDOR LOVE –
Photos By: Love Tree Studios | Videographer: Elizabeth Ashley Productions | Florist: My Secret Garden | Wedding Cake: Cakes with the Personal Touch | Beauty: The Clip Joint | Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander | Wedding Dress Shop: Ivory & Lace | Men’s Attire: Combatent Gentlemen | Rings: Brilliant Earth | Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto | Wedding Invitations: Smitten On Paper | Rentals: A1 Rentals